Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Workshop 15.11: Susan Mathews - Accessible Printing

The workshop is currently full; applications will be waitlisted in case of cancellations.

Make work with your own individual stamp on it. Learn and experiment with a variety of ways to print fabric which are inexpensive, accessible and above all lots of fun!You will make your own printing blocks with an easy to carve material, cardboard, and styrofoam and experiment with printing them on your choice of either paper or fabric. You will also create your own small silk screen to experiment with.

A range of ways in which designs can be created and used will be explored - variations in scale, colour, techniques and materials, formal and informal pattern, layered patterns and techniques and more. This workshop is suitable for all skill levels and abilities.

Date: Saturday and Sunday 21-22 November, 2015

Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Registration is open until: Friday 13th November, 2015

Location: Epping Creative Centre, 26 Stanley Rd, Dence Park - Epping NSW



Materials Fee - $20 to cover printing materials, dyes, paints and inks. All printing equipment will be supplied by the tutor. Printing block making materials and printing inks provided include: Ezi Carve block 10cm x 10cm, Scratch Foam sheet, Heavy pasteboard – 2 pieces 20cm x 25cm, Tracing paper, Cartridge paper for trialing prints, Fabric printing ink – a range of colours in both normal and opaque, Shellac for sealing pasteboard to create printing blocks, Foamcore board to make small silk screens (terylene mesh also supplied), Duct tape (also for silk screen making), Stencil paper, 1 sheet Foamtastic, Assorted pieces of card/foamcore to mount Foamtastic on to create printing blocks.

Class Fees:

ATASDA Member: $150
Non-Member: $200

More information:

This is a fun workshop for all - no previous printing experience is necessary. The focus of the workshop is experimenting with various mark making and printing techniques to create ground fabrics or papers that then can be incorporated into your work. The materials are designed to be accessible and cheap and easy. The beauty of this workshop is it allows the participant to try before you buy the expensive equipment. 

Susan has been practicing many different textile and art techniques for four decades. She is an award winning quilter and has held many roles in prominent Australian quilting organisations.

Her drawings are the basis for her recent textile work. She likes to underline the key role drawing can play in creating original work in her classes. The influence of Australian native flora and the natural environment is a constant theme in Susan’s work. Printmaking is a passion and she is currently exploring ways to successfully integrate printed images with her own individual way of creating stitched textiles. Colour, pattern, surface design and use of thread are key elements in Susan’s art practice.

 More information about Susan

Workshop Code: WS15-11

For All Enquiries and Bookings  email the Workshops Team

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